Would-be Reagan assassin John Hinckley Jr is RELEASED and preparing to launch music career | The Sun
JOHN Hinckley Jr has been released from custody today after spending 40 years inside for an assassination attempt on Ronald Reagan.
At 12:14 p.m. today, Hinckley tweeted, "After 41 years 2 months and 15 days, FREEDOM AT LAST!!!"
He reportedly plans to try and launch his music career after being granted an unconditional release.
During his time in custody, 67-year-old John has developed a love for music and his own YouTube channel where he posts videos of himself singing and playing the guitar.
Hinckley attempted to assassinate then-president Ronald Reagan in 1981 but was found not guilty by reason of insanity.
After three decades at a mental hospital in Washington and more supervision afterward, he was released to his mother's house in Virginia in 2016 where he now resides with restrictions.
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Today Hinckley will be unconditionally released and is excited to kick off his music career as a free man.
With 27.4 K Twitter followers and 27.8 K YouTube subscribers, John has already gained some traction.
His biggest success yet is a sold-out show at the Market Hotel in Brooklyn, NY on July 8, where he will perform 17 original songs.
This show is a part of the John Hinckley Redemption Tour that he has been promoting on his Twitter.
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John also uses his Twitter to promote his Spotify singles. His biggest single currently has 26,734 streams and his account has 2,796 monthly listeners.
But, to give some perspective, 90 percent of streams on Spotify go to only the top one percent of artists, according to Rolling Stone.
Spotify only pays its artists between 0.003 to 0.005 cents per stream on average.This means that Hinckley's biggest single has only made $116.83.
In a recent YouTube video, Hinckley revealed that he is starting his own record label – Emporia Records.
He told his audience that he will be releasing a 14-song CD to launch his record label. He also said he will be taking on other people's "music that needs to be heard."
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